Glories of Turkey – Deluxe

Explore the diverse regions of Turkey and experience some of country's greatest natural and cultural attractions
Discover Turkey's most popular destinations, the bustling capital of Istanbul, and the valleys of Cappadocia. Explore the Ottoman and Byzantine sites of Istanbul and delve into the stunning scenery and rich historic legacy of the country. Explore Turkey's beautiful coastline, treasured icons, and experience legendary Turkish hospitality. You'll marvel at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, and Cappadocia's memorizing landscape, and much more on an absolute Turkish adventure!
15 Days from $3999/person CAD
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Luxury
Off The Beaten Path
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Departures

2022 Departures: April 15, 29, May 13, 27, June 10, 24, July 8, 22, August 5, 19, September 2, 30 & October 14, 28

Included:

  • First Class hotels with private facilities
  • Meals are indicated on itineraries by B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner
  • Licensed guides throughout Turkey
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Luggage handling
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Arrival and departure transfers from and to Istanbul Airport (only on arrival and departure days)
  • Topkapi Palace and St. Sophia Basilica
  • Grand Bazaar, world’s largest and oldest covered market
  • Anzac Cove at Gallipoli
  • Ancient city of Troy
  • Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary
  • Pamukkale the Cotton Castle
  • Aspendos and its 1800-year-old theater
  • Open Air Museum of Goreme, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Saratli, a secret underground city
  • Hiking through the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara
  • Lunch with locals
  • Special dinners at restaurants
  • Wine tasting at a vineyard

Not Included:

  • Pre or post stay transfers are not included
  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Fully-Escorted Tour with a maximum of 24 passengers and an average of 10 to 15 passengers
  • Children less than five years of age and unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 cannot be accepted on these tours

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Dinner with Belly Dancing Entertainment on Day 2
  • Dinner at a local restaurant on Day 4
  • Kos Island Excursion on Day 7
  • Early Morning Hot Air-Balloon Ride on Day 12
  • Whirling Dervishes Performance on Day 12
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Escort

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You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO ISTANBUL

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. A welcome briefing will be held.

Accommodation at the W Marriott Bosphorus or Conrad, Istanbul, or similar

DAY 2: ISTANBUL

Enjoy a full-day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th-century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders.

Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. Meals: B

Accommodation at the W Marriott Bosphorus or Conrad, Istanbul, or similar

DAY 3: GALLIPOLI > DARDANELLES > CANAKKALE

In the morning, drive to Tekirdağ city and visit Barbare Vineyard. We’ll be informed about winemaking, tour the vineyard and taste some wines. Then depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, and Chunuk Bair, then overnight near Gallipoli. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Caeli, Canakkale, or similar

DAY 4: TROY > PERGAMUM > IZMIR

Cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale and visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving in Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to İzmir overnight. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Swissotel Grand Efes, İzmir, or similar

DAY 5: EPHESUS & ST. MARY’S HOUSE > IZMIR

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000-year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium, and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Swissotel Grand Efes, İzmir, or similar

DAY 6: IZMIR > BODRUM

After breakfast drive to Bodrum to visit the castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in the 2000s. Overnight in Bodrum. Meals: B

Accommodation at the M Gallery The Bodrum, Bodrum, or similar

DAY 7: BODRUM

After breakfast, free time for personal activities. Optional tour to Kos Island. Overnight in Bodrum. Meals: B

Accommodation at the M Gallery The Bodrum, Bodrum, or similar

DAY 8: BODRUM > PAMUKKALE

After breakfast, drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the MDoga Thermal, Pamukkale, or similar

DAY 9: PAMUKKALE > ANTALYA

After breakfast depart for Antalya, dinner, and overnight. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Kempinski The Dome Belek or Akra Antalya, Antalya, or similar

DAY 10: PERGE > ASPENDOS > ANTALYA

This morning visit to Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at the hotel. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Kempinski The Dome Belek or Akra Antalya, Antalya, or similar

DAY 11: ANTALYA > CAPPADOCIA

Early morning departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th-century Caravansaray and later visit the underground city of Saratli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Ariana, Cappadocia, or similar

DAY 12: CAPPADOCIA

Early Morning Optional: Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys, and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which were first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region.

Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high-quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley, and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant. Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Ariana, Cappadocia, or similar

DAY 13: CAPPADOCIA > ANKARA

Early morning departure to the capital city of Ankara through the salt lake area, Enjoy an afternoon tour Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai, holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old, including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hilton Ankara, Ankara, or similar

DAY 14: ANKARA > ISTANBUL

After breakfast depart for Istanbul. In the afternoon, join an optional half-day Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants, and cafés. Finish your last-minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the W Marriott Bosphorus or Conrad, Istanbul, or similar

DAY 15: ISTANBUL DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Meals: B


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